How did David Gold die? Joint-chairman of West Ham United cause of death Explained


How did David Gold die? Joint-chairman of West Ham United cause of death Explained

West Ham joint-chairman David Gold dies at age of 86. Let’s see what happened to him and David Gold cause of death in detail.


What happened to David Gold?

David Gold, the joint chairman of West Ham, passed away at the age of 86. Gold, who was up in Stepney and participated in West Ham’s youth program between the ages of 13 and 16, later joined the club’s board of directors as a co-chairman in 2010.

“On behalf of everyone at the football club, it is with profound grief and a heavy heart that we mourn the departure of our colleague and friend, David Gold,” his fellow co-chairman David Sullivan said on the club’s website. The day we acquired control of West Ham United, our club, in January 2010 was the most satisfying of all of our joint ventures for us.


David Gold cause of death

After a short illness, he passed away on Wednesday morning alongside his fiancee Lesley, and daughters Jacqueline and Vanessa. Gold, a lifelong supporter of the Hammers, and his longtime business partner David Sullivan acquired the team in 2010. A successful businessman, Gold, who played for West Ham’s boys’ team between the ages of 13 and 16, became joint-chairman in January 2010.

West Ham United Joint-Chairman David Sullivan said: “On behalf of everyone at the football club, it is with profound sorrow and a heavy heart that we mourn the passing of our colleague and friend, David Gold.

“Of all our joint ventures, none gave us more pride and happiness than the day we took ownership of West Ham United, our club, in January 2010. “David had a long-standing connection with the Hammers, having grown up opposite the Boleyn Ground in Green Street, and represented the club at junior level. “He always wanted what was best for West Ham United, and his passing is a great loss for all of us.”


Who was David Gold?

David Gold was a British businessman who lived from 9 September 1936 until 4 January 2023. Up until 2009, he presided over Birmingham City Football Club. He served as West Ham United’s joint chairman from 2010 until his passing in 2023.

Gold was raised in East London at 442 Green Street, not far from West Ham’s Boleyn Ground, after being born in Stepney. His father declined to countersign the documents he was asked to sign as an apprentice professional for the first team while he was playing youth football for West Ham.

Godfrey, his father, an East End gangster known as “Goldy” in the neighborhood, was incarcerated when Gold was little. His mother was a Christian, but his father was Jewish.

Professional Life

The parent business of the shop Ann Summers and the lingerie chain Knickerbox, Gold Group International (GGI), was owned by Gold. Up until he purchased Ralph’s portion in 2008, Gold and his brother Ralph shared ownership of GGI.

Along with his brother Ralph, he shared ownership of the adult magazine publisher Gold Star Publications (GSP), which also included printing and distribution companies and a roster of publications including Rustler and Raider.

In November 2006, he and his brother sold their holdings. Following declining sales and profitability, the brothers also relinquished their ownership stake in Sport Newspapers in 2007. Up until he sold it in 2006 for £4.4 million, he was the owner of the corporate airline Gold Air International.

Football clubs career

Birmingham City FC’s chairman

Gold served as Birmingham City FC’s previous chairman. Following Birmingham’s comeback from relegation and lower-than-anticipated revenues, it was thought in 2007 that the Gold brothers were in the process of selling their stake in Birmingham City.

He was quoted as indicating he was thinking about resigning as Birmingham City’s co-board chairman after the team was demoted once more to the Championship in May 2008. In 2009, he sold his Birmingham City stock. Gold paid £488,620 to purchase the second FA Cup trophy at auction in May 2005, claiming he did it to keep foreign buyers away.

Gold and David Sullivan purchased a 50% stake in West Ham United in January 2010, giving them complete administrative and financial authority over the team. Joint chairmen were selected for them. For £8 million, they each upped their ownership stake in the club to 30% in May 2010.

His tenure as West Ham’s chairman was notable for several reasons. After West Ham’s 3-0 loss, Aston Villa supporters attacked his Rolls-Royce Phantom outside a pub close to Villa Park in August 2010. The damage to the car was $8,500. The encounter, in his words, was “the most terrifying moment of my football life.”

Gold criticized Birmingham City’s new owners in November 2010 for breaking their pledge to retain him as chairman after the club was sold.

In response, Gold was prohibited from St. Andrew’s stadium by Birmingham City and their acting chairman, Peter Pannu, for their match against West Ham on November 6. Later, Gold apologized to Pannu directly on West Ham’s website.

Gold has spoken for regulating football teams’ indebtedness in the wake of the 2010 battle against Malcolm Glazer’s growth in the debt that led to Manchester United and Portsmouth into administration.

He claims he “fears for the league” because he believes it is “cheating” for a team to take on debts that they could never pay off on their own.

Tributes poured in for David Gold



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